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Computing Security Capstone

Computing Security Graduate students that entered in the 2013-2014 school year or after can choose between three options to complete their MS Capstone requirement. Students that entered the program prior to the 2013 school year must complete the MS Thesis as their Capstone requirement.

The three capstone options are:

CSEC 790 MS Thesis - This course is a capstone course in the MS in Computing Security program.  It offers students the opportunity to investigate a selected topic and make an original contribution which extends knowledge within the computing security domain.  As part of their original work students will write and submit for publication an article to a peer reviewed journal or conference.  Students must submit an acceptable proposal to a thesis committee (chair, reader, and observer) before they may be registered by the department for the MS Thesis.  Students must defend their work in an open thesis defense and complete a written report of their work before a pass/fail grade is awarded. (6 Credits)                                                                 

CSEC 791 MS Project - This course is a capstone course in the MS in Computing Security program.  It offers students the opportunity to investigate a selected topic within the computing security domain. The student may complete a project for real world application or in a laboratory environment.  Students must submit an acceptable proposal to a project committee (chair, and reader) before they may be registered by the department for the MS Project.  Students must defend their work in an open project defense and complete a written report of their work before a letter grade is awarded.                                                                                 

CSEC 793 MS Capstone Course - Students will apply their knowledge learned through the program to solve real world problems various areas of computing security.  Large size projects will be defined for students to work on throughout the semester. At the end of semester students will present their results and demonstrate their knowledge and skills in problem solving and critical thinking in a setting open to the public.